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Student Spotlight: e-Textiles offer promising data to improve the comfort of prosthetic limbs

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Top technologies for the processing of high-performance fibers

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Creating a more breathable, reusable N95 mask

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Pressure sensing mat sewn with conductive yarns

Jordan Tabor is a Ph.D. candidate within the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry, and Science at NC State’s Wilson College of Textiles. Her background is in textile engineering, and she is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Fiber and Polymer Science, as well as a minor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Jordan’s general research interests are …

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading worldwide, International Fiber Journal is tracking stories relevant to the textile fiber industry. Facemasks, personal protective equipment, medical supplies and wipes are among the fiber-intensive technologies particularly relevant to the COVID-19 response effort. And as manufacturers of these technologies and others struggle to meet global demand in the face of the …

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High-strength fibers like Dyneema has resulted in ropes that have 75% less weight

The textile machinery branch of Germany’s VDMA, the Frankfurt-headquartered mechanical engineering industry association, held a series of webinars showcasing the technologies of some 30 of its members between June and December 2020. Understandably, many of them concerned the sudden demand for facemasks and PPE last year – in which meltblown polypropylene microfibers proved such a …

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Bally Ribbon Mills E-WEBBINGS Smart Textiles

Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM), a leader in the design, development, and manufacture of highly specialized engineered woven fabrics, announces it is bringing to commercialization a variety of smart textile products – those that incorporate electronics or other actuation mechanisms into traditional fiber technology. Working with developers or fabricators making products for OEMs, BRM is using …

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NatureWorks’ Ingeo PLA biopolymer

NatureWorks, Nonwovens Institute collaboration produces an innovative new filter media As the world faces a critical shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical workers confronting the COVID-19 pandemic, a long-standing partnership between NatureWorks and the Nonwovens Institute (NWI) at North Carolina State University (NC State) has resulted in a new spunbond nonwoven technology that …

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